The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

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Object within Schaaf no. 1125

Sharington's Tower, Lacock Abbey

Object details

Alternate titles

Variant of "The Pencil of Nature", Plate XIX

Image size: h 17.3cm x w 21.7cm

Paper size: h 18.6cm x w 23.0cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Inscription: uneven chemical coating along edges; in pencil, recto, New; pencil rule lines along edges; distinctive pencil mark, possibly a capital letter, lower corner; top corner missing; tear, lower corner

Provenance:
Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-2549

Collection: Science Museum Collection

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This object is part of Schaaf no. 1125

Sharington's Tower, Lacock Abbey

Location: Lacock Abbey

Keywords: Ladder

A window has been left open at the top of the tower. A ladder can just be made out, almost obscured by a tree. Related to Schaaf number 5174.

There is no known positive print extant, or known to have been made from this negative. A virtual digital positive image has been generated for the purposes of this project.